Keeping Wasps from Colonising your Home

Insects are less pronounced in the colder seasons, however, there’s no time like the present to start planning for their return. Wasps can be an especially tough critter to fend off, they can turn from an intimidating annoyance to an aggressive monster in the blink of an eye. This is because you have no idea of knowing if they have decided to park their nest on a piece of furniture or niche in your home.

Yellow Jackets

The most common wasps that cause trouble for homeowners are by far yellow jackets. The reason being is that they don’t make obvious nests that hang from places, instead they choose to build their nests in the ground. To make matters worse, the entrance to these subterranean nests is never obvious, just a small home that can accommodate their small bodies.   
This can be a potentially dangerous situation for homeowners with small children or animals.  Yellow jackets are also commonly discovered from the loud noise of a lawn mower or weed whacker. It is because of this element of the unknown that you should consider calling your local Enfield pest control company to have your property inspected if you spot one anywhere.

Bald-Faced Hornets

These wasps are easy to identify, they build elaborate nests in trees, bushes, and other wood surfaces. The nests look scary, and for good reason, that’s because the hosts are very territorial and there are always scouts protecting the nest. If you happen to stumble near one, you could trigger an entire swarm in seconds. This is what makes wasps so dangerous, and unfairly compared to bees, they will attack you even by just being in proximity, let alone physically touching the next.

Handling a Wasp Nest

Your standard paper wasp nests may not pose as big of a threat as the previously mentioned species of wasps, but if you are unsure of you or your family’s allergies, leave it to an Enfield pest control expert. Only if you are completely certain that you will be fine if stung should you reach for the wasp sprays found on the market.

When you do go for the kill, be sure to do it in the early morning or at night, this makes it more likely that they will be caught by surprise and less likelihood of them returning. After you’ve knocked out their nest, try to survey your property to see where the wasps may be getting their building material from. This could be compromised pieces of wood, a tree, or scraps somewhere close by.

Wasps, as with most insects, are attracted to sweet smells and protein-rich food, so be sure that you are not allowing them access to scraps from the garbage. Of course, you may also implement wasp prevention products, such as traps or barrier sprays. Call up your local Enfield pest control to get tips and information on eliminating a wasp’s capability and desire for making your home their home.